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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Young Women's Leadership School of Queens is an above average, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 562 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
150-91 87th Rd
Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone
(718) 725-0402
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Young Women's Leadership School of Queens Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
66 responses
Average ACT
23
7 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$64,091
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,447
National
$949
Median Home Value
$343,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • School parties/dances
    30%
  • Club Events
    22%
  • Multi-cultural
    17%
  • Performances
    13%
  • Concerts
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
562
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Young Women's Leadership School of Queens Reviews

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This school prepared me to stand up for myself amongst others in the real world who would try to bring me down because I was a female. Not only that, but since it’s not necessarily a big school, the teachers gave you so much attention and focus for us to do our best. Literally everyone is friendly, even the strict teachers and you can always ask for help from anyone, the teachers, the staff, etc.. Unlike many other high schools in NYC, we went on many college trips beginning our freshman year to start getting ready for college and during the process of applying to colleges, we were provided with many resources of help like a essay/resume review session or just help from our amazing college counselor. Overall, it’s a great school to enroll young women in and be prepared for the real world. It’s an opportunity that you shouldn’t pass by.
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I have attended this institution for 4 years and am proud to be graduating as a TYWLS student. In 9th grade, I had the opportunity to switch schools to a larger institution with much more rigor and courses. However, this other school lacked a decent teacher to student ratio and also did not put much emphasis on college readiness. TYWLS's connection with CBI is very helpful to the students; CBI stands for College Bound Initiative and this organization provides a dedicated college counselor to schools like TYWLS.

There definitely are teachers who confuse students through their approach to lessons. However, these are not the majority of teachers. Teachers also encourage female empowerment. Small classroom setting encourages females to not feel shy or embarrassed. The food and lack of parent involvement could definitely change for the better.
Most teachers are extremely supportive and work well with students. Principle Mala Panday is very reliable. There is always a support team available. Academic help is almost always available to all students. Classroom environment is very comfortable. There are various teachers that I will remain in touch with after graduation. My principle is definitely one of those people. She is one in admiration.